Archive for July, 2016

How to Keep From Getting Tired While Driving

Friday, July 29th, 2016
Stay Alert while driving

Summer seems to be the time when many of us are most prone to take a road trip, and even though striking out on a random excursion can be exciting, it does have one obvious downside: driving makes us tired. Sometimes, it makes us dangerously tired. So how can you stay alert while driving? Here are some tips to keep from getting tired in the car, from your friends here at EVS Auto Group. (more…)

4 Ways to Extend the Life of your Tires

Thursday, July 28th, 2016
Extend the Life of your Tires

If there’s one automotive component that is prone to be overlooked, it seems as though it’s often our tires. We’ll put untold money into keeping our fluids and belts doing exactly what they should be, but our tires will often get short shrift. Yet, healthy tires are often the only thing keeping a driver from a dangerous situation. So, how can you extend the life of your tires? Here are four easy ways. (more…)

When to Get Rid of an Old Car

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
Used Cars Fond Du Lac WI

As you’re probably and painfully aware, it’s difficult to say goodbye to a member of the family. You remember the good times, you think about all the memories you’ve shared, and eventually you find a way to forge ahead. The same is often true of a family vehicle, one that you’ve loved for years but that eventually becomes more trouble than it’s worth. So, when should you get rid of an old car? (more…)

Chevy Crossover SUV Showdown: The 2017 Trax vs. the 2017 Equinox

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
2017 Chevy Trax vs. 2017 Chevy Equinox Milwaukee WI

Because crossover SUVs are often lumped into one enormous category, often with only loose similarities. In the Chevy lineup, there are three crossover SUVs currently, two of which are found here, the 2017 Chevy Trax and 2017 Chevy Equinox. While they certainly have some facets in common, such as unibody construction, car-like efficiency and an SUV’s versatility, they certainly aren’t identical. So, how do they compare? (more…)

Grinding Gears: Five Signs of Transmission Trouble

Monday, July 25th, 2016
Transmission Repair Milwaukee WI

Although no one would ever wish to have car trouble, at least we can say this: when your car is starting to have an issue that will require service, your car will generally tell you. There are simple ways to diagnose certain issues, and this is certainly true as it pertains to your transmission. So how can you know when your gearbox is having issues? Here are five signs of transmission trouble, from your friends here at EVS Auto Group. (more…)

EVS Feature: Specs and Features on the 2017 Ford Escape

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
2017 Ford Escape Milwaukee WI

For as much as we enjoy talking about the bigger picture as it applies to customers of EVS Auto Group, the truth is that much of our focus really comes down to one thing: getting our customers into the optimal vehicles to suit their needs. Two of our dealerships, Eric von Schledorn Ford in Random Lake and Lomira, WI, have recently begun receiving their 2017 models, chief among them the popular 2017 Ford Escape. So what specs and features should drivers be looking forward to? (more…)

How to Play Pokemon GO Safely

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Pokemon Go Safety Tips

As cultural phenomena go, the sudden surge of interest in Pokemon GO, a new augmented-reality smartphone game, is something that even we didn’t see coming. Drive by any park on any evening in any Wisconsin city, and you’re bound to see countless individuals staring at their screen chasing an animated character that only they can see. Not surprisingly, it has already led to injuries and crimes, so we at EVS Auto Group thought we’d put together a few ways you can play Pokemon GO safely. (more…)

Give ‘Em A Brake! Construction Zone Safety Tips

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
Safety Tips for Driving Through Road Construction

Have you driven from Mitchell Airport to the West Bend area? If so, what did you remember? In all likelihood, it was probably all of the orange signs and cones you saw on the road. Construction season is in full swing in the greater Milwaukee area, and it’s likely led to some delays in travel plans and no shortage of curse words. So how can you stay sane when driving through one of these all-too-common annoyances? Here are a few safety tips for driving through a construction zone, from your friends here at EVS Auto Group. (more…)

3 Reasons You Should be Planning Regular Scheduled Maintenance for Your Car

Thursday, July 7th, 2016
Auto Maintenance Saukville WI

During the length of your automotive experience, you’ll certainly have to have repairs performed on your vehicle, and you might be left to wonder if there was something that you might have done differently to avoid the current predicament. You might wonder if your fluids are current, if you’ve been driving your car too erratically or too often. However, the best thing you can do for your vehicle is plan regular scheduled maintenance, and for the following reasons. (more…)

How to Keep a Dog Cool in the Car

Monday, July 4th, 2016
Knowing a Dog has Heat Stroke

We’re reaching the point in the summer where the heat is affecting all of us, although it might be shown in different ways. For humans, this obviously means that we’re dressing more comfortably and trying our best to remain in air-conditioned confines. But what about our dogs? Most among us have a canine friend of some sort, and keeping a dog cool in a car is vitally important to us at EVS Auto Group. (more…)